Denver, which plays host to the Chiefs on Sunday, starts two former Kansas players at cornerback, free-agent signee Aqib Talib on the left side and Chris Harris Jr., on the right.
Harris, who made the club as an undrafted free agent in 2011, suffered a knee injury in the final regular-season game last year and required surgery but recovered in time for last week’s opener against Indianapolis. He made three tackles and broke up two passes.
“I feel great,” Harris said of his first regular-season game after the injury. “It just gave me even more confidence going into this week knowing I still have the abilities to play my game. I’m just going to get better each week as my knee continues to build its stamina and get stronger. I just look forward to improving each week.”
Another former Kansas player, backup linebacker Steven Johnson, is in his third year with the Broncos after making the club as an undrafted free agent.
Reid addresses Rice situation
Chiefs coach Andy Reid spoke to his players earlier this week about the domestic abuse by former Ravens running back Ray Rice, who hit his now-wife in the face.
“We addressed it, which is important,” Reid said. “We are just a microcosmic society. We have the same issues here that you have in the world. Constant reminders are important, I think, on a lot of things and for all of us.”